News for December 7th 2015

by Sam Obrand


Guy Turcotte has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of second-degree murder on Sunday.

According to CBC News, the 11-person jury reached a unanimous verdict, convicting Turcotte in the deaths of his two children.

Turcotte stabbed his two children, Olivia and Anne-Sophie on February 20th in 2009.

Although he has been sentenced to life, Turcotte can be freed after a certain amount of years.

Recommendations for his sentence will be given on December 18th by the prosecution and defense.

by Patricia Petit Liang

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Mount Royal on Sunday to participate in Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

A ceremony was held honouring the 14 women whose lives were lost during the 1989 massacre at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal.

According to Global News, Sunday marked the 26th anniversary of the mass shooting in Montreal and Canadians have taken to Twitter to pay their respects by tweeting #December6.

Universities across the country also held candle-lit vigils.
by Saturn de Los Angeles

Iraq is threatening to reach out to the United Nations if Turkey does not pull their military troops out of the northern city of Mosul. 

In a report by the BBC, Turkey's Prime Minister AH-MET / DA-VOO-TOG-LU (Ahmet Davutoglu) says the deployment is part of routine training of Kurdish forces against the Islamic State. 

However, Iraq's leader HEIDI AL-AH-BODY (Haidi Al-Abadi) says the move was made without his consent, and believes what Turkey did is a violation of the country's sovereignty. 

Mosul has been considered a key city in the Islamic State's growth, ever since it was captured under their rule.

Iraq's plans to claim it back have so far failed.